TSX HEADLINES – for September 14, 2018: The detailed schedule for the 2020 Olympic swimming competition has been released by the Tokyo organizing committee. What it tells us is what to expect from American stars like Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel.
Ledecky caught a couple of breaks with the introduced of new events to the Games, including the women’s 1,500 m Freestyle and the expansion of the swimming program from eight to nine days.
But the schedule is likely only going to allow her to win six medals at most, unless something changes between now and 2020. The same applies for sprinter Dressel.
What can be expected from these two stars? We go day-by-day with them through the Tokyo swim schedule in our Lane One commentary, plus previews and results of world-record attempts and world championships on this week:
(1) THE TICKER: The Athlete Commission of the British anti-doping group demands that the World Anti-Doping Agency continue Russia’s suspension at its upcoming meeting on 20 September!
(2) THE BIG PICTURE: The Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is still alive, as the City Council voted 12-3 to continue for now. The city-wide referendum on the bid is still on for 13 November.
(3) ATHLETICS: Will the men’s marathon world record go down on Sunday? Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge is going to try! And the women’s record? Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba is also going to make an attempt!
(4) SHOOTING: The World Shooting Championships is heading toward the close, with twice-Olympic champion Vincent Hancock of the U.S. favored for a medal in the final event, the men’s Skeet!
(5) SWIMMING: Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu swam in five events (and won two) on the opening day of the second FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha; Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom won her event also.
Plus the World Equestrian Games is continuing – weather permitting – in North Carolina and the Vuelta a Espana race ends this weekend with Britain’s Simon Yates still in front.
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